Automotive Collision Technician

It’s a good time to be an automotive student! Our 85,000 square-foot automotive facility features state-of-the-industry paint rooms, computer labs, classrooms, glassed-in shop areas and a showroom for vehicles that have been repaired or restored. And when you sign up for CPTC's Automotive Collision & Restoration Program, you're joining one of the top programs in the country: we won first place in the Tomorrow’s Technician 2012 Automotive School of the Year contest. 

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Potential Careers

Collision Technician
Collision Technician Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for a collision technician is $19.69 an hour or $41,000 per year.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Collision Technician Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of collision technician jobs in the U.S. will grow by 18% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Collision Technician Job Duties

Collision technicians repair and refinish vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Collision Technician Cost

The total estimated tuition and fees for the Automotive Collision Technician Degree — the recommended degree for this career — is $8,985.56.

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Refinishing Technician
Refinishing Technician Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for a refinishing technician is $19.69 an hour or $41,000 per year.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Refinishing Technician Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of refinishing technician jobs in the U.S. will grow by 18% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Refinishing Technician Job Duties

Refinishing technicians repair and refinish vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Refinishing Technician Job Duties

The total tuition and fees for the Automotive Collision Technician Degree — the recommended degree for this career — is $8,985.56.

View full tuition and fees breakdown.

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Meet the Instructors

Greg Richards, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's Auto Collision program
Greg Richards

Greg graduated from Clover Park Automotive Collision Program in June 1976. From June 1976 to 1987 he worked in dealerships, starting as an apprentice in industry and working in all capacities up to foreman/manager. He has held a Chevrolet Master Collision Repair Certification and is currently an ASE Master Certified in Collision Repair.

Contact Greg
greg.richards@cptc.edu
253-589-5629
Kurt Freeman

Kurt came to CPTC after 18 years of industry experience in both independent businesses and dealerships. He has performed all disciplines associated with the collision industry, specializing in structural repair, steering, suspension and alignment. He held lead and supervisory positions for several years. He's always enjoyed learning new techniques or technologies, which helped him in his career and continues to help him as an instructor.

Contact Kurt
kurt.freeman@cptc.edu
253-589-5508

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Degrees & Certificates

Within our Automotive Collision & Repair Program we offer a full degree — with an AAT and an AAS-T option — and a number of specialty certificates.